Understanding clinical review following a death in custody
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Understanding clinical review following a death in custody

Helen Carter Independent healthcare adviser, The Oxford Healthcare Partnership, Oxford
Sarah Goodwin Independent healthcare adviser, The Oxford Healthcare Partnership, Oxford

This article examines the importance of clinical reviews for people receiving care in custodial settings. A case study is used to illustrate the need for accurate record-keeping, particularly following death. Healthcare professionals have a duty to ensure that prisoners have the same rights as members of the general public in relation to access to health care and opportunities to improve their health.

Nursing Standard. 28, 12,54-59. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.11.28.12.54.e7993

Received: 20 June 2013

Accepted: 31 July 2013

Published in print: 20 November 2013

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review